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Dutch Are Lone Supporters Of Macron's 'EU Boots On The Ground In Ukraine' Plan

zerohedge.com Dutch Are Lone Supporters Of Macron's 'EU Boots On The Ground In Ukraine' Plan French President Emmanuel Macron's words at the start of the week which opened the door to…

Biden administration to investigate national security risks posed by Chinese-made 'smart cars'

apnews.com Citing potential national security risks, the Biden administration says it will investigate Chinese-made “smart cars” that can gather sensitive information about Americans…

There Can Be No Ceasefire In Gaza With Hamas In Power

zerohedge.com There Can Be No Ceasefire In Gaza With Hamas In Power Authored by Con Coughlin via The Gatestone Institute, For all the various efforts world leaders are investing in…

U.S. Has Launched 230 Attacks on Houthis Over Red Sea Disruption

nakedcapitalism.com Yves here. Aside from the blip earlier this week when three underseas cables were cut in Yemen waters (and the Houthis strongly denied responsibility), the campaign by the…

Iran heads to parliamentary elections, but will voters show up?

asia.nikkei.com TEHRAN -- Iranian authorities have unexpectedly allowed more moderates to run in two elections on Friday in hopes of boosting turnout, although few believe that voters will…

A brazen iPhone scam in Iran reflects its economic struggles and tensions with the West

seattletimes.com A shop in Iran’s capital has been offering consumers in the Islamic Republic one of the hottest products in the country — an iPhone that came out in 2021.

White House Tells DOJ to Beef up Data Protections

pymnts.com The White House wants the Department of Justice to do more to protect America’s sensitive data. In an executive order issued Wednesday (Feb. 28), President Joe Biden…

GOP Senators Sound Alarm Over CBDCs, Propose Bill To Ban Them

zerohedge.com GOP Senators Sound Alarm Over CBDCs, Propose Bill To Ban Them Authored by Stephen Katte via The Epoch Times, A group of Republican senators led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)…

Why are Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators anxious about Ramadan?

theweek.com President Joe Biden surprised many this week when he told reporters that he expected Israel and Hamas to agree to a long-sought-after cease-fire by "end of the weekend,"…

Many in Iran are frustrated by unrest and poor economy. Parliament elections could see a low turnout

pbs.org DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran is holding parliamentary elections this Friday, yet the real question may not be who gets elected but how many people actually turn…

Why Google Gave Advertisers Insight To Audit Ads

mediapost.com Google is addressing transparency and oversight issues for advertisers and search partners after last year’s report from Adalytics suggested instances where ads were…

Cartoon Versions Of Everything

zerohedge.com Cartoon Versions Of Everything By Michael Every of Rabobank Cartoon Versions Of Everything President Macron’s remarkable public speech saying Europe will “do everything…

Biden issues executive order to tackle foreign data brokers threatening Americans' privacy

pbs.org President Joe Biden on Wednesday is signing an executive order aimed at better protecting Americans’ personal data on everything from biometrics and health records to…

Eyeing China, Biden limits personal data transfers to U.S. rivals

asia.nikkei.com WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Joe Biden will issue an executive order Wednesday that aims to prevent large transfers of sensitive personal data to "countries of concern," a…

25 Countries On The Waitlist To Join BRICS

watcher.guru The BRICS alliance turned from a 5-member group to a 9-member bloc this year in 2024. BRICS is looking to create a paradigm shift in the global financial sector where…

Sean Hannity Rips Biden’s Border Visit As a ‘Cynical, Sick Political Stunt’ SECONDS Before Promoting His Trump Interview

mediaite.com Fox News host Sean Hannity made it clear on his show on Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s planned visit to the border this week is “beyond disgraceful,” nothing but a…

Biden executive order cracks down on U.S. data broker sales to China, Russia

axios.com President Biden will sign an executive order Wednesday that aims to stop data brokers and other companies from selling Americans' data to organizations in adversarial…

Washington Cannot Justify Its Troop Presence in Syria

newsweek.com The United States is reportedly exploring options for a military withdrawal from Syria—something it should have done long ago. A withdrawal is necessary considering…

President Biden signs an EO that aims to limit the mass-sale of Americans' personal data like geolocation to “countries of concern”, including China and Russia

engadget.com The bulk sale of geolocation, genomic, financial and health data will be off-limits to “countries of concern.” President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that aims to…

Abandoned at sea, Houthi-damaged ship awaits towing to Saudi Arabia amid oil slick concerns

cnbc.com A vessel impaired in a mid-February Houthi attack offshore Yemen remains abandoned at sea awaiting towing to safe harbor amid growing concerns of an oil spill. The…

Biden issues executive order to better shield Americans' sensitive data from foreign foes

apnews.com President Joe Biden on Wednesday is signing an executive order aimed at better protecting Americans' personal data on everything from biometrics and health records to…

White House proposes banning sale of personal data to China

theregister.com US President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order today that aims to prevent the sale or transfer of Americans' sensitive personal information and…

US Secondary Sanctions On Russia Are Working

jpkoning.blogspot.com Turkish banks halted transactions with Russian banks last month and are only slowly reintroducing payments for a narrow range of products that are on a so-called "green…

Jon Stewart says the Israel-Gaza solution could be a DMZ governed by an Arab NATO. Some experts say it's a pipe dream

businessinsider.com Jon Stewart had a bold proposal for a solution to the Gaza crisis on Monday. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images and ACQUELYN MARTIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Jon Stewart on Monday…

Clash with Pakistan shows Iran must take its neighbors more seriously

asia.nikkei.com Vali Kaleji is a senior research fellow with the Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies in Tehran. Amid heightened tensions with both Israel and the U.S., particularly over its…

Top House progressives Jayapal and Omar make under-the-radar visit to Cuba

axios.com Two leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus made a largely unnoticed trip to Cuba while the House was on recess last week, a spokesperson confirmed to Axios. Why it…

Is Payoneer Safe?

watcher.guru Is Payoneer Safe? Unveiling the Security Fortress Embark on a journey into the safety realm of Payoneer, dissecting the layers of security that establish it as a reliable…

U.S. Army is restructuring its workforce to prepare for future wars

pbs.org The U.S. Army is slashing the size of its force by about 24,000, or almost 5%, and restructuring to be better able to fight the next major war, as the service struggles with…

Looking for anti-Biden dirt, Republicans turn to convicted felon

msnbc.com It was about a month ago when Republican complaints about their own party’s impeachment crusade against President Joe Biden reached a new level. One GOP official, for…

Iran makes surprise cut to stockpile of near-bomb-grade uranium

semafor.com Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from the Atlantic Council and Foreign Affairs The News In a surprise move, Iran has cut its stockpile of near-weapons-grade uranium…

China and Iran have their WikiLeaks moment

reason.com A guard looks at surveillance screens taken over by the hacker group Ali's Justice, at Evin prison in Tehran, Iran. (Illustration: Lex Villena; Source image:…

OPEC+ to consider extending voluntary oil output cuts, sources say

theglobeandmail.com OPEC+ will consider extending voluntary oil output cuts into the second quarter, three OPEC+ sources told Reuters, to provide additional support for the market, and could…

Israel-Hamas war live updates: Cease-fire could happen by next week, Biden says

nbcnews.com Israel held local elections under the shadow of war today, with tens of thousands of voters who have been evacuated from areas near Gaza and the northern border with Lebanon…

US Army is slashing thousands of jobs in major revamp to prepare for future wars

politico.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is slashing the size of its force by about 24,000, or almost 5 , and restructuring to be better able to fight the next major war, as the service…

US sanctions Iranian deputy commander, Houthi member and ships that transport Iranian oil

seattletimes.com The U.S. sanctioned a deputy commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a Houthi militant member, firms registered in Hong Kong and the Marshall Islands, along…

War wasn’t enough to budge oil prices. Here’s what could spark a big move

marketwatch.com Oil has seen a lot of ups and downs in the last two years, but following the outbreak of wars between Russia and Ukraine in 2022, and Israel and Hamas last year, prices have…

Nvidia billionaire co-founder created a $70 million supercomputer at University of Florida. Then Ron DeSantis banned top AI experts from China

fortune.com When Chris Malachowsky, a billionaire founder of chip giant Nvidia Corp., bankrolled one of the world’s biggest supercomputers at the University of Florida, Ron DeSantis…

How John Maynard Keynes would’ve approached idea of using frozen Russian assets to aid Ukraine’s defense

marketwatch.com Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday gave her strongest endorsement yet of the idea of using frozen Russian assets to fund Ukraine’s war effort. But at a press…

BYD Americas boss claims carmaker has no interest expanding into Tesla’s home market as she prefers to focus on EV laggards Brazil and Mexico

fortune.com BYD’s plans to build a manufacturing plant in Mexico should not be misconstrued as an intention to export into Tesla’s domestic market, a senior executive for the Chinese…

The 25 Most Popular Military Aircraft in the World

247wallst.com Since its introduction in 1978, the F-16 Fighting Falcon has been one of the most popular combat aircraft worldwide. It is favored by many militaries, even over newer…

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy lands in Saudi Arabia to push for peace and a POW exchange with Russia

apnews.com DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday with plans to visit the kingdom's powerful crown prince to push…

“Iran’s Syria Strategy Is Coming Unravelled”

nakedcapitalism.com Yves here. This post is a reader critical thinking exercise, as well as a request for readers who are knowledgeable about the ongoing conflict in Syria, as in the US effort…

Oil prices steady as investors weigh up Gaza ceasefire signals

theglobeandmail.com Oil prices were largely stable on Tuesday, as investors weighed up signals of a Gaza ceasefire against the reality on the ground in the Middle East. Brent crude futures fell…

Saudi Arabia Announces Major New Gas Discovery

watcher.guru Saudi Arabia announced a new major gas discovery at the state oil company Aramco’s Jufurah field on Sunday. Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman confirmed that an…

Russia lost 10,000 artillery systems in Ukraine war, Kyiv claims

newsweek.com Russian forces fighting in Ukraine have now lost 10,000 artillery systems, per the latest battlefield estimates produced by Kyiv, even as the artillery war again swings in…

BRICS To Take Loans in Chinese Yuan, Ditch US Dollar

watcher.guru BRICS members Russia and China are looking to ditch the US dollar for loans and use the Chinese Yuan for disbursement. Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that the…

Iran Has Enough Near-Weapons Grade Uranium For Almost 3 Nuclear Weapons: IAEA

zerohedge.com Iran Has Enough Near-Weapons Grade Uranium For Almost 3 Nuclear Weapons: IAEA At a moment the Middle East region stands at the precipice of spiraling toward a major regional…

Iran reduced its stockpile of near-weapons-grade nuclear material even as it continued expanding its overall nuclear program, the U.N. atomic watchdog said

wsj.com Iran reduced its stockpile of near-weapons-grade nuclear material even as it continued expanding its overall nuclear program, the U.N. atomic watchdog said.

Israel Attacks Lebanon's Bekaa Valley For First Time Of War, 100km From Border

zerohedge.com Israel Attacks Lebanon's Bekaa Valley For First Time Of War, 100km From Border Israel on Monday unleashed a wave of airstrikes on a location in eastern Lebanon which had yet…

Underwater internet cables in Red Sea reportedly damaged

theregister.com Undersea data cables in the Red Sea have reportedly been damaged, months after Yemeni Houthi rebels threatened to do so. At least 15 submarine cables pass through the Bab…

War + Inflation = Gold

zerohedge.com War + Inflation = Gold Authored by Egon von Greyerz via VonGreyerz.Gold, All the fundamentals are now in place for the above equation to be true: Wars will sadly not go away…

Oil prices up $1 over shipping disruption fears

foxbusiness.com Oil prices gained more than $1 by midday on Monday as European diesel demand, constrained by Russian sanctions and shipping disruptions, pulled prices higher in a market…

Q&A with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi about the Indian market, competition, achieving profitability, regrets about selling UberEats in India, regulations, more

economictimes.indiatimes.com Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over as the chief executive of Uber Technologies in 2017 when the San Francisco-based mobility company was traversing its most controversial…

Israel strikes eastern Lebanon for first time since Gaza war began

politico.eu According to Al Jazeera at least two people were killed in the strikes | Jalaa Marey/AFP via Getty Images Israel has conducted strikes in Lebanon's eastern Beqaa Valley, the…

Red Sea attacks delaying goods and pushing up costs, firms say

bbc.com However, speaking to the BBC's Today programme he said: "The pressures are getting higher and higher and there's only so long that costs can be absorbed... [The scale of…

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